Louis Maldonado, Partner and Managing Director at d expósito & Partners, is being recognized by the ANA Educational Foundation (AEF) in its inaugural list of 50 AEF Talent Champions at their ‘Inspire Together’ virtual celebration on December 10th at 6pm. He joins an elite roster of noteworthy individuals representing Fortune 500 companies, including clients, agencies, publishers and other media companies. Of note, DEX is the only Hispanic agency with representation among the 50 honorees.
In 2015, d expósito and Partners was selected as AEF Agency of the Year, a first for an agency specializing in multicultural marketing, for its support for the AEF and its mission of promoting the study of marketing and advertising by strengthening ties between the industry and academia. Louis and other members of the DEX team have hosted visiting professors to discuss multicultural marketing, have offered consultation on AEF research related to diversity and inclusion, and have served as guest lecturers to discuss the importance of multicultural marketing at several reputable universities, including NYU, Columbia, Fordham, Duke and others.
The December 10th ‘Inspire Together” virtual celebration will serve as a fundraiser for AEF programs. AEF will also unveil the new AEF Gift Membership Program, where marketers can give the gift of an ANA membership to colleges and universities, giving them the access to ANA programs, resources and content.